March 10th, 2020 by admin
We have received a few emails from our members regarding the practicality of tournaments, travel, league play & events due to the growing concern of COVID-19. We will continue to be in communication with tournament & event organizers. We will continue to refer to NMYSA, USYS and the CDC as the spring progresses to guide decisions on travel and participation. It is ultimately up to each families discretion if they decide to opt in or out of such travel or events.
At this point in time, all tournaments, games and events will continue forward as scheduled. We will be sure to notify all of our members in the event tournaments or other club events start being canceled.
Here are a number of different resources and communications from the CDC and other organizations regarding the Coronavirus:
CDC – Coronavirus Overview
CDC – Frequently Asked Questions
CDC – Travelers Health
WHO – Advice for Coronavirus
USOPC Coronavirus Update
There is currently no vaccine to prevent the Coronavirus. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed. Everyday preventive actions should be taken, including:Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow the CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases, including Coronavirus.
- Facemasks should be used by people who show symptoms to help prevent the spread of the disease.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. – Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.